Friday, February 24, 2006

Touche, or however you spell that.



I only really like the speed skating and the xc skiing, oh and the luge, but I end up watching whatever olympic sports are on at the moment: ski jumping, downhill, biathlon, whatever. So I'm watching tonight and see Picabo Street goes off on US skier Julie Mancuso for some vague attitude problems, suggesting that she doesn't have what it takes to succeed at the Olymbics--she actually says "Lose the tiara" at one point. So what happens? Mancuso skis down the hill and wins gold in the GS. In your face, Picabo. That's pretty funny.

And maybe everyone has heard about this by now, but I can't stop watching this video segment from CBS News about an autistic high school senior who has been the manager of his school's basketball team but gets to join the team for the last game of the year. Coach puts the kid in for the last two minutes of the game--he scores 20 points. 6-7 from the 3pt line. Kids rush the floor. Stories like this make me cry.

4 comments:

Almighty Ryan said...

Wow, that video is truly inspirational. That is...wow...I love to hear about events like that...

Mr. Hill said...
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Mr. Hill said...

I know, I've probably watched that thing about ten times by now.

My brother and I were laughing about the coach being oblivious to the kid's talent. We were imagining the coach at practice: "Hartman! Quit making all those baskets--we went through ten nets last week because of you. Now get going on that laundry!"

It was much funnier, as things tend to be, when it was brother to brother.

Oh, and I watched the opening credits to American History X today, but then my daughter wanted to watch Winnie the Pooh.